MUTTENZ, Germany – Dr. Hans-Joachim Müller, member of the Executive Committee of Clariant, has decided to leave the company on June 30, 2012, for personal reasons. His current responsibilities will be transferred to the other members of the Executive Committee.

Müller was appointed member of the Executive Committee in July 2011. His responsibilities include Environment Safety & Health Affairs, Innovation Excellence, and the Business Units Catalysis & Energy, Emulsions, Detergents & Intermediates, and Oil & Mining Services. Until March 31, 2012, he was a member of the Managing Board of Süd-Chemie AG, Munich, Germany. In this position, Müller was responsible for the entire Süd-Chemie operations since 2011. He initially joined the Managing Board of Süd-Chemie in 2007.